"Keep the change, you filthy animal!"
- Feb 21, 2017
I really could not get hold of this or The Talisman. I really don't want to get into it, but especially with 'House', I just somehow could not follow the narrative. With The Talisman, the otherworldly stuff just left me cold. It just wasn't what I was looking for. This ain't going to be popular, but I would probably have liked them both better if each author's name had been put on their respective chapters. Stephen King: bla bla bla bla. Peter Straub: bla bla bla bla. I love Pete Straub! But if anything, he's more uneven than Stephen King. More literary, but more uneven. Both have written masterpieces. 'Ghost Story' was Straub's 'The Haunting of Hill House'. He'll write more very fine books I'm sure, but he'll never equal it. I tend to think King's greatest work still lies ahead of him.